ESL One Katowice 2015

CS:GO Major Tourney At ESL One Katowice 2015

CS:GO’s Fifth Consecutive $250k Major Returns to Katowice

January 24, 2015 – Valve today announced a $250,000 prize pool for the CS:GO tournament at ESL One Katowice 2015.

Taking place at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland from March 12-15, the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will feature the eight quarter-finalists from DreamHack Winter 2014. They will be joined by eight teams to be determined through upcoming qualifiers. All of the matches will be streamed live via continuous high-quality coverage provided by ESL.

For the first time, the tournament qualifiers will take place offline at a special LAN event, with funding for both the event and travel support for all participating teams provided by Valve.

CS:GO Major tournaments draw record-breaking audiences, with more than 500,000 concurrent viewers watching the Grand Finals at DreamHack Winter 2014. Last year witnessed explosive growth for CS:GO, with player numbers growing by more than 250% and content contributors grossing more than $3.5 million dollars selling their items and maps for the game.

Valve is the creator of game technologies (Source, Steam) and numerous best-selling game franchises (Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress).

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2015 MLG X Games Aspen Invitational

This Friday, CS:GO heads to Aspen for the 2015 Winter X Games!

FRIDAY Broadcast begins @ 11:00 AM
SATURDAY Broadcast begins @ 11:00 AM
SUNDAY Broadcast begins @ 10:00 AM

(all times are MST)

Full Spectrum

Happy new year, CS:GO fans! Today’s update includes several gameplay adjustments, along with the release of the all new Chroma Case.

Re-introducing Train

Train is back, available for all CS:GO players right now as part of the Operation Vanguard Map Group!

In addition to the return of a classic map, today’s update includes a host of gameplay adjustments. Head into the game and check out what’s new!

DreamHack 2014: Winners

Congratulations to Team LDLC on winning the The 2014 DreamHack CS:GO Championship! They take home $100,000 of the $250,000 community funded prize pool. Team LDLC won the best of three against Ninjas in Pyjamas, with a great run in overtime that denied Ninjas in Pyjamas the chance to win another title.

If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the DreamHack 2014 tab in the WATCH menu.

We’d like to thank all the teams, everyone at DreamHack, and most of all the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.